• The exhibition

    Come see our world-famous exhibitions. Learn how our ancestors developed over million of years

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  • Conferencing

    Our state-of-the-art conference centre is perfect for a getaway conference close to the city

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  • Maropeng Hotel

    The Maropeng Hotel is the epitome of luxury accommodation in the Cradle of Humankind

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  • School visits

    You will never forget your school trip to the Maropeng Visitor Centre and the Sterkfontein Caves

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Welcome home!

Welcome to Maropeng (the official visitor centre of the Cradle of Humankind) and the Sterkfontein Caves. Maropeng means “returning to the place of origin” in Setswana, the main indigenous language in this area of South Africa. The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is an easy drive of about an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Our ancestors have lived in this area for more than 3-million years. By coming here, you are coming to the birthplace of humanity. Welcome home!

Before you visit us, take a look at our introductory video

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Maropeng Visitor Centre Reviews
Maropeng Visitor Centre Reviews

News

Monday’s massive storm devastated the community of the Orient Hills informal settlement in Krugersdorp. If you’d like to offer support to the affected families, we’ve set up a collection point… Read more

As the weather warms up, and the sun gets its day started a little earlier, it’s perhaps the best time of year to dust off those running shoes. If you’re… Read more

Maropeng’s skill at hosting world-class events received a nod in the provincial leg of the 2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The visitor centre bagged the award for best four-star meetings, exhibitions… Read more

Who hasn’t, at some point, wanted to wander around a museum at night? Now’s your chance – Maropeng is hosting its first-ever Night at the Museum, and there are some… Read more


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